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St Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown A&E services demonstration (2)

Sorry about the quality of the picture I believe the camera was exposed to damp conditions and the lens was not clear of the condensation that had accumulated inside it .I am going to have to invest in a better camera I‘m  afraid!

St Columcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown A&E services demonstration to-day

It’s a miserable cold and rain swept day in Wicklow and the 90 odd brave souls who turned up to the demonstration for the retention of the St Columcille’s Hospital Loughlinstown A&E services deserve a gold medal .The demonstration (arranged by the people before profit )was in fact called off because of the bad weather and at an address to the assembled citizens ,who in spite of the weather , show up to fight for the retention of these vital services ,Mr Richard Boyd Barrett call for the demonstration to be put back until next Saturday 8th of Oct (same Time ).I call on anyone who can please support this action, we must stand up against those who would rob us of our health services in favour of a commercialised health system.
It’s up to you to make the effort!

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Promises from politicians are worth nothing they are all the same !

Here we have an example of promises made to the people of Roscommon
that their hospital will be protected from drastic cuts to the A&E services
.Well after getting in to power Kenny and his band of self serving leaches have
conveniently discarded these assurances .Here in Wicklow we have the same
problem with the St. Columcille’s Hospital Loughlinstown.

Again we had all of the elected politicians tell us they would fight to keep our
local A&E services as they were ,no sooner were they in the Dail , when they
all dumped their promises to stand by the people of Wicklow and fight for the preservation of the A&E services. Of course we have had platitudes from some of them
standing up in the Dail but stopping short of taking the real brave step of
splitting ranks with their party and telling them to get lost!

No my friends when politicians get into the Dail they become somebody else they become a totally different person whose sole drive is to hold on to the pampered lifestyle and salary they get. Those politicians that are part of a political party become even drunk
with the prospect of power; they are the first to discard their principals.
Just look at the Greens. We the people must take back the power we have lost to
corrupt, self-serving, gombeen career politicians.

Those of us that are on the scrap-heap will never get help from the likes of these leaches we must come together and create a national movement that will force our just cause on the national table .Ireland and its resources are there for the benefit of all her citizens
and are not private assets to be dispensed to the insider pals of these corrupt
politicians. “Wake up Ireland”


Save Loughlinstown A+E

A committee has been established to fight against the proposed down grading of the A&E in Loughlinstown. It will campaign across Wicklow and bring the fight to the 5 Wicklow TD’s and Eamon Gilmore. The group will work with other groups in
Dun Laoghaire on the campaign. The next meeting will be held on Friday 26th @7pm upstairs in the Ardmore Bar Bray.

Wicklow County Council debts = 68,000,000:00 Euro?

In Case you missed this Wicklow County Council are about to
pay 3,000,000;00 Euro  for approx 3 acres of land in Charlesland area in Greenstones.

According to the Wicklow Times report, it would seem that none of the counsellors are in favour of this purchase and are falling over themselves telling anybody who will listen that they did not  know anything about this .In the same local paper we learn that the county council in debt to the tune of 65,000,000:00 Euros and even if they go ahead with the purchase the land in question will end up been left run wild as there are no funds to build any housing on it .The lands were the subject of a CPO and the seller is now deceased .This whole episode raises some serious questions like who in fact approved this purchase and why are the councillors not involved or at least why do they not have a veto on such purchases? Never the less this land on the open market would not even fetch a fraction of this kind of money to day. This is just one example of incompetence and again nobody
will lose their job and it wouldn’t surprise me to learn that the same people
will be in line to receive a bonus. All this is in light of the fact we are
facing huge cuts in local services! How the hell did they clock up
65,000,000,:00 in debts and what the hell is it costing us ?Where did this money go?What kind of gobshites are running the county? There should be an immediate audit of all expenditure by an independent agency and somebody must be made accountable .

Don’t believe the spin “Cuts are reducing services using a back door called health and safety”

This morning I was listening the same unbelievable spin coming
from Ann Ferris about the health cuts that are been imposed on  St Columcilles Hospital Loughlingstown.Mrs.Ferris
hardly in the Dail is conveniently forgetting promises made to safe guard the
A&E services at this hospital. Trying her best to hide behind the so called
health and safety issues, now suddenly of so much concern to the politicians
is fooling no one. They have devised a scheme to downgrade hospital services  around the country in order to save money and
these savings will only go to paying interest on the so called bailout of the gambling
bondholders .Mrs Ferris and the so called independent Stephen Donnelly should
hang their heads in shame .I am not surprised to see the three amigos of Fine
Gael ditching their promises .Their Boss is not giving a good example so why
should they ?The people of Wicklow got what they voted for and that is a continuation
of the severe cuts policy s of Fianna Fail .It is unbelievable to see that Fine
Gael is on 40% approval in the polls, so with this kind of approval they and
labour pals can do as they please !

If the people of Wicklow and the rest of Ireland are going
to sit on their collective backsides then we deserve the loss of our health
system! Only when we have to pay through the nose to get our children seen to
in a private hospital will the people wake up! Health is not a commodity and
should not be treated as such. The commercialisation of the Irish health
services is only in the interest of vested interests and the international
money men that see this, as one more cash generating instrument they can get their
greedy hands on cheaply. It appears the 5 Wicklow TD’s are falling over
themselves to help them do this!

What are you going to do about this? Get active and do
something the time for talk is over!  I’m doing my small bit but you can help too!

I sent this  e-mail into the east coast radio station this morning .

Morning Declan,

Ann Ferris should not be waffling around the Issues, she was not in the Dail for the vote on the A&E services last week the rest of theTD’s  from Wicklow voted to take away the A&E services from another hospital in Roscommon and other hospitals in the country,what hypocrisy? This is not good enough and this betrayal of the people of Wicklow.This blatant attempt to use the health and safety to get off the hook is despicable and downright insulting. This will not be forgotten Ann Ferris should be fighting tooth and nail to keep what we have and demand the necessary funds to upgrade the A&E services. What we have here is an outright failure to deliver on promises she made during the election. All of the Wicklow TD ’havefailed to fight for the people of Wicklow. Mr Donnelly Also failed miserably to support the people of Wicklow on this issue .We are sick and tired of him telling us of his expertise, we need action and not more lectures on his so-called expertise.

St. Columcille’s Hospital Loughlinstown up-date

About 150 concerned citizens of Wicklow showed up to day to
protest against the service cuts proposed for St. Columcille’s Hospital Loughlinstown.

We the people of Wicklow are been bamboozled by spin and all
5 Wicklow TD’s have swallowed the lies that this hospital needs to have its
services cut, because of safety issues. After years of reducing the funds, the last
government has tried to run this hospital down in order to justify their strategy
of cutting services. It is because we are now paying enormous interest on the so
called bailout of our country we don’t have nothing left to pay for the upkeep
of our community hospitals .The new government have decided to continue to
implement the policies of the last Fianna Fail government. they have also ditched
all their promises to the voters of Wicklow as they believe they are in their
Dail jobs now for the next 5 years and the voters cannot kick them out until
then .  These same 5 politicians have
lied to the voters of Wicklow and as the wallow in their lottery salaries .Unless
we the people get up off our collective backsides and stand up for ourselves we
stand to lose all of our community services and our public health system .

We must make a stand now!

Demonstration against the A&E service cuts at St. Columcille’s Hospital Loughlinstown To-Day

Demonstration against the A&E service cuts at St. Columcille’s Hospital Loughlinstown

To-Day at 2pm from St Anns church in Shankill, another demo will be at the hospital on Monday @1pm, this is part of the nationwide day of protests outside all
effected hospitals. Please do come and show your support.

We need
to make a stand otherwise our health services will dwindle down to none!

Facebook question !

No chance of the Wicklow turncoats of keeping their promises,the lot are supporting the government mantra that the St. Colmcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown is unsafe and are supporting the cutting of its services when they should be demanding more services for the people of Wicklow .The people of Roscommon have shown the people of Wicklow how to stand up for local health services .If you are a voter in Wicklow now is the time for you to get up and make a stand for our health services or else put up and shut up!
The Government’s honeymoon period went home in an ambulance yesterday. Enda just wasn’t feeling the love anymore — in the Dail there was heated talk of broken promises; mutinous mutterings had begun to emanate from a couple of anguished Fine Gael deputies; and the first substantial public protest against the new administration made its robust debut outside the gates of Leinster House.

    • Morgan McCabeBut how do you pay for all these services when our structural deficit is so large thanks to Bertie& co.

      about an hour ago · LikeUnlike
    • Thomas Clarke‎”Default”  morgan

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    • Thomas Clarke We were sucked into a contract to bailout the bondholders of private debts with the banks on false statements and fraudulent statements of accounts .This represents all contracts null and void.
      The bondholders should be given equity for their debts in the banks .All public servants should have salaries capped to no more than 90,000 euro.
      No politician either serving or in retirement should have a pension from the state more than 30,000.
      This pension should be payable only at the time all ordinary citizens have to wait for their pensions.
      Only one pension should be paid to any politician or civil servant no matter how many postings they might have served in.
      All doctors training in the state must serve in public hospitals for a 5 year period at a nominal salary of 45,000 euro when finished training. This should also include any other apprenticeships the state pays for, but with less payment and 3 years public service.
      There should be no bonus paid to any public servant in the employment of the state or in receipt of payment from the public purse.
      Doctors are earning lottery salaries and this can no longer be tolerated, their salaries should be on par with other doctors in Europe. I HAVE MANY Doctor Friends in Germany and none of them are earning anything like the salaries the same qualified doctors get here in Ireland. (Average salaries 67,000 – 75,000 euro)
      This would be a start!

Too many promises made and all of them broken!

No chance of the any of the Wicklow turncoats TD’s of keeping their promises, the lot are supporting the government mantra that the St. Colmcille’s Hospital, Loughlinstown is unsafe and are supporting the cutting of its services when they should be demanding more services for the people of Wicklow .The people of Roscommon have shown the people of Wicklow how to stand up for local health services .If you are a voter in
Wicklow now is the time for you to get up and make a stand for our health
services or else put up and shut up!

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